Truro BID

COVID-19 - Truro BID recognise this is a challenging time for businesses and we want to support you how we can. 

Update on 11 May

We're delighted that indoor hospitality, cinemas, bowling alley, hotels and B&B can reopen as part of step 3 of the roadmap on Monday 17 May. The remaining step includes: 
  • Step 4, no earlier than 21 June: It is hoped all legal limits on social contact can be removed. Reopening of nightclubs, and lifting restrictions on large events.
For more details see the full roadmap. For details of business support, what we've been doing during Lockdown 3.0 and since Truro has started to reopen see our Coronavirus page.

Truro BID Spring 2021 Newsletter

We've been hand delivering the printed Truro BID Spring Newsletter to businesses in April. Businesses please share the newsletter with your colleagues so they can find out about BID activities. You can always share the electronic copy of the newsletter.

Christmas 2020 and Truro Events Survey for Truro Businesses 

Truro BID aims to support Truro and Truro’s businesses by increasing footfall into the city. We work with Truro City Council and Visit Truro to plan events and take into account businesses, residents and the visitor. 

Whilst Truro's Festive offer was different in 2020 due to COVID-19, this gave us an opportunity to do things differently. To help us plan for Xmas 2021 please complete our short survey to tell us your thoughts on Truro’s 2020 Festive offer and the general events offer, all of which aim to attract residents and visitors to Truro.

Truro ranked as one of the best performing retail centres

We're delighted that despite the pandemic, Truro has been ranked as Britain's 17th best performing in a list of 1,000 retail centres compiled by strategic retail property consultancy Harper Dennis Hobbs – climbing 72 places compared to last year’s rankings. For details see the news item from Cornwall Live.

We've been supporting businesses and the wider economic recovery of Truro since Lockdown 1.0. For details see our specific webpages:

What we do...

Truro BID works with Visit Truro and aims to position Truro as a leading destination for tourism, business, and local people by creating a vibrant, well connected, well marketed and well-presented great little city.

We successfully renewed for a third term with the strongest mandate to date in 2017. Prior to COVID the Truro BID team were delivering projects within 4 key project themes detailed below; Events, Environment, Marketing and Business.

A flavour of the projects delivered by Truro BID during the past 10 years include:

  • the annual city centre Christmas lighting scheme with a supporting 6 week programme of festive events.
  • annual marketing campaigns highlighting the cities retail and tourism offer.
  • the City centre signage and wayfinding system.
  • financial contributions to Truro City Council leading to award winning summer floral displays.

Events - Celebrating our City
Environment - The City's Streets
Marketing - Our Great Little City
Business - Supporting the City